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Chances of severe thunderstorms this evening

Chances of severe thunderstorms this evening

Later today and tonight there is a chance of thunderstorms across all of North and Central Texas. The best chances this afternoon will be West of Interstate 35 and North of Interstate 20, then all of the region tonight. A few storms may become severe with large hail and damaging...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Chamber to present Employer Roundtable tomorrow

Lamar County Chamber to present Employer Roundtable tomorrow

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will present an Employer Roundtable tomorrow, June 1, 2016 hosted by Paris Regional Medical Center. The event is open and free to HR departments, Safety and Wellness personnel as well as those in leadership roles. From 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Lewis Hall,...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
Weekend house fire in Reno

Weekend house fire in Reno

Smoke was discovered coming from a home in the 5000 block of Colbie St. in Reno last night. The Reno Fire Department arrived at the scene where the smoke had turned into a raging fire.  The owners of the home were out of town for the holiday weekend. There was not much to salvage from the...

05/31/2016 by eparisextra.com
Reed of Roxton High signs with Texas A & M Commerce Rodeo Team

Reed of Roxton High signs with Texas A & M Commerce Rodeo Team

Senior Dane Reed signed his letter of intent to attend Texas A & M Commerce on the Rodeo Team. Pictured Front Row:  Cathy Reed, mother, Dane Reed, Jeff Reed, father Back Row:  Kelly Pickle, Roxton ISD Superintendent, Courtney White and Dameon White, TAMU-Commerce Rodeo Team Directors,...

05/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
Severe weather alert for Lamar County

Severe weather alert for Lamar County

This is a significant weather advisory for Northeastern Delta and Eastern Lamar counties until 7:15 p.m.  At 6:42 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 8 miles southeast of Paris and moving North at 15 mph. Half inch hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Memorial Day Program tomorrow at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Memorial Day Program tomorrow at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Tomorrow there will be a Memorial Day Program at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial located at 2025 South Collegiate Drive Paris, Texas.  The service will be held under the covered Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Weather Permitting there will be a parachute Jump – 10:30...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Know before you go - boating tips for the weekend

Know before you go - boating tips for the weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of lake season and the unofficial weekend of summer. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year over 3,400 people drown in the United States. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths for persons 1-14 years of age and the sixth...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pantherettes are Austin bound

Pantherettes are Austin bound

Head coach Jimmy Fendley has mentioned the “No Quit” attitude of his team after every playoff series they have been involved in.  Once again, this was on display over the weekend as North Lamar knocked off Pleasant Grove in three games to advance to Austin and the State...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Possible severe thunderstorms today

Possible severe thunderstorms today

Paris and the surrounding areas can expect heavy rains today and through the evening. Possibility for tornadoes and or high winds. #weather #paristx ...

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
E-mail scam in Paris

E-mail scam in Paris

Another scam has arisen in Paris, TX. where an individual received an e-mail from what appeared to be an attorney advising the person that they owe money due to an outstanding loan and need to pay up front to keep from going to trial. Do not respond to this type of solicitation.  An attorney...

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High Seniors take a walk back in time

Paris High Seniors take a walk back in time

Paris High School seniors donned caps and gowns a little early for a sentimental journey through their former schools.  They climbed into buses and traveled to Aikin and Justiss Elementary Schools where the Executive Student Council, Class Officers, and Honor Graduates were introduced....

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you really

Do you really "Like" us?

I’ve been in the media business for a very long time.  I’ve worked in radio, daily newspapers, published monthly publications and now my husband and I own eParisExtra.com.  I managed to survive the digital boom in 2008 while in the newspaper industry and now I embrace this electronic age...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar High School senior Mackenzie Beckmon has been named Academic All-American for the National Speech and Debate Association. “Requirements for this award are strenuous,” said Speech and Debate coach Kristi Hodgkiss. Recipients of the award must have a 3.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale),...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Garrett Clark from Prairiland FFA Advances to State Degree Check

Garrett Clark from Prairiland FFA Advances to State Degree Check

Garrett Clark for advancing to state in the Star Lone Star Production Category.  He will be representing 96 schools in the area and is 1 out of ten other students who will be interviewing for Star Lone Star.  Garrett Clark of the Prairiland FFA Chapter has been selected to represent 96...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Spanish students perform well at Foreign Language Symposium

Paris ISD Spanish students perform well at Foreign Language Symposium

Spanish students at Paris High School and Paris Junior High School competed in the 42nd annual North East Texas Organization of Language Educators—NET-OLE—Foreign Languages Symposium at Texas TAMU-Commerce and brought home 62 places.  The group earned the High Point Award and Sweepstakes...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents welcomed newly elected member Carolyn Lockett and returning members Berdie Gibson and Louise Taylor as they were sworn in at the meeting held Monday evening, May 23, 2016.  Board officers will be elected at the June meeting. Paris Junior College...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Runoff election results - unofficial from Lamar County

Runoff election results - unofficial from Lamar County

The ballots are in and counted from Election Administrator Tricia Johnson. Railroad Commissioner Republican – Wayne Christian  678 votes to Gary Gates 490 votes. Judge Criminal Court of Appeals Place 2 – Ray Wheless  627 votes to Mary Lou Keel 459 votes. Judge Criminal Court of...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
City Council approves new speed limit near Downtown Community Park last night

City Council approves new speed limit near Downtown Community Park last night

At last night’s Paris City Council meeting the speed limit change from 30 mph to 20 mph was approved near the new Downtown Community Park across from First United Methodist Church. The new speed limit is at the 10 block of 2nd Street S.E. between Lamar Avenue and Clarksville Street. John...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hazardous weather outlook this week

Hazardous weather outlook this week

Outflow boundaries from this morning’s storms could serve as a focus for thunderstorm development late this evening. Although the cap has strengthened, instability will be sufficient for any storms that form to become severe.  The Paris area could expect to see damaging winds and up to...

05/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Local drowning victim identified

Local drowning victim identified

The teenager who drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in Pat Mayse Lake in Lamar County is 15 year old Michael Self. Self, a freshman at North Lamar High School, and his friend were reportedly swimming across the lake towards a wooded area when Self went under and didn’t resurface. Local...

05/23/2016 by eparisextra.com